That one-time Woodstock man who likes to go to the Bardavon and not tell anybody, Bob Dylan (I hear he’s a songwriter, too), plays the Pepsi, I mean, the Times Union Center, 51 S. Pearl St., in Albany Saturday at 7 p.m.
Tickets are ridiculous, I mean, $69.50, $49.50 and $39.50.
The man is playing with his band in a concert which also features Elvis Costello and Amos Lee, so I guess the prices are not that ridiculous (though still unaffordable for this editor).
Dylan, you might also remember, has rehearsed at the Bardavon a number of times recently, but no concert has taken place at the Poughkeepsie opera house which owns, I mean, merged with the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston.
Earlier this summer, Dylan played the original site of the Woodstock 1969 festival, far from Woodstock in Bethel, and tickets there were as low as $25.
Talking about Woodstock festivals, the "fiercely independent" film thing begins Wednesday and ends Oct. 14 with director Todd Hayne’s Dylan biopic, “I’m Not There.” The Freeman previewed the film and the festival on Sept.18 . We will have the full schedule with stories in the News and Life sections on Sunday. And, of course, we will also have the daily coverage you’ve come to expect.
By the way, Costello’s been chronicling his career in free podcast from iTunes. The podcast series is available from Apple and Costello's site.